New International Version
I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?"
King James Bible
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
Darby Bible Translation
And I heard, but I understood not. And I said, My lord, what shall be the end of these things?
World English Bible
I heard, but I didn't understand: then I said, my lord, what shall be the issue of these things?
Young's Literal Translation
And I have heard, and I do not understand, and I say, 'O my lord, what is the latter end of these?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I heard, but I understand not - Could not comprehend what the time, times, and half time should refer to. These make three years and a half of prophetic times answering to one thousand two hundred and sixty years.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryApril 5. "Many Shall be Purified and Made White and Tried" (Dan. xii. 10).
"Many shall be purified and made white and tried" (Dan. xii. 10). This is the promise for the Lord's coming. It is more than purity. It is to be made white, lustrous, or bright. To be purified is to have the sin burned out; to be made white is to have the glory of the Lord burned in. The one is cleansing, the other is illumination and glorification. The Lord has both for us, but in order for us to have both, we must be put into the fire to be tried, and to be led into difficult and peculiar places …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
A Great Religious Awakening
In the Lions' Den
Watching the Horizon
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, "How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled--the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfoot of the LORD's people?"
One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?"
The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed."
He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end.
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